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Covid vaccine booster clinics hours being extended

Walk-in COVID Vaccine Booster Clinics for the 40+ years age group are being extended today, Wednesday, at the Limerick (Scoil Carmel, Limerick) and Clare (West County Hotel, Ennis) COVID-19 Vaccination Centres. Both clinics had been due to start at 3.30pm, but will now open at 12.30pm and operate up to 7pm this evening. Anyone eligible for a vaccine in this age group can attend walk-in clinics at any of the three area vaccination centres in the Mid-West, regardless of county of residence. The walk-in vaccine booster clinic for 40+ years in the Tipperary centre (Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh) will run from 3.30-7pm today.

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Patients will have to disclose vaccination status at UL Hospitals

IN LINE with national guidance on Covid-19, U Hospitals Group is now asking all patients attending its acute hospitals about their vaccination status. The group stated today that the move was to keep all patients and staff in their hospitals safe from Covid infection, as numbers with the virus remains stubbornly high. All patients will receive care and treatment whatever their vaccination status, a spokesperson for UL Hospital said. “Knowledge of vaccination status enables safer management of patients, and assists with contact tracing either in the hospital or afterwards in the community, if a patient comes into contact with a COVID-19 case in any of our hospitals,” UL Hospitals Group Information on the vaccination status of patients in acute hospitals would be determined and recorded, either prior to admission or as soon as possible thereafter. The request for the information applies particularly for unscheduled attendances at the Emergency Department in University Hospital Limerick. People attending acute hospitals can present the …

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Clare people invited for second Astra-Zeneca jab on Saturday

THE UL Hospitals Group is inviting anyone in the Mid-West who has received their first dose of Astra Zeneca vaccine to get their second AZ dose at a special clinic scheduled for the Mid-West Vaccination Centre in Limerick Racecourse this Saturday morning, July 17, from 9am to 12 mid-day. The vaccination centre team is running an approved HSE helpline number on 087-9681240 for queries, and people should also contact this number beforehand, 9am-6pm daily, to let the HSE know they will be attending the dedicated AstraZeneca Dose 2 clinic. Anyone attending the clinic should bring with them a photo ID, in the form of a passport, driving licence, public services card or student card, and also their vaccination record card. The group confirmed a number of operational issues have resulted in longer wait times for AZ vaccine appointments, including appointment texts not being received, incorrect numbers, people requesting rescheduled appointments, and DNAs (Did Not Attend). Given the concerns about the …

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Vaccine centre in SE Clare to move to Limerick Racecourse

THE vaccination centre at the Radisson Blu Hotel will relocate to Limerick Racecourse in the coming weeks, UL Hospital Group has confirmed. This will affect a sizable number of people in the east and south east of county Clare in line for the vaccine in the coming weeks. With the opening up of hospitality services and the scaling up of the vaccination programme, plans are now being put in place to open a new vaccination centre at Limerick Racecourse on a phased basis during June. Having reviewed the anticipated vaccine supply availability for the coming months and the infrastructural requirements needed, the Limerick Racecourse facility has been identified as having the capability to provide that capacity. The relocation of the vaccination centre from the Radission Blu Hotel to Limerick Racecourse coincides with the resumption of hospitality services in line with the Government’s reopening plan. From an overall Mid-West perspective, the vaccination centres at Treacy’s West County Hotel, Ennis, and the …

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Clare’s Covid incidence the fifth lowest in country, figures show

THE 14-day incidence of Covid-19 in Clare is now one third of the national average and is the fifth lowest in the country, new figures have revealed. As of March 30, Limerick’s 14-day incidence rate was 105.7 per 100,000 and Clare’s was 61.4 per 100,000. However, the incidence rate for Tipperary was above the national average at 172.4 per 100,000, with the national average standing at 164.14. The 14-day incidence rate in Clare has fallen to 54.7 for the period from March 23 to April 5. This rate fell slightly in Limerick and Tipperary to 91.3 and 129 respectively. There were 178 Covid-19 cases in Limerick, 207 in Tipperary and 65 in Clare during this two-week period. To close of business on Monday, April 5, the UL Hospitals’ Group Covid-19 Vaccination Programme, has delivered a total of 22,224 first doses and 5,318 second doses of Covid-19 vaccine. The figures include vaccines delivered to frontline healthcare workers across the group, HSE …

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Clare woman, 98, finally gets vaccine as she welcomes new great-great grand-daughter

SARAH Ryan’s great-great-grandchild River was born in London this Monday on the same day that the Clare woman finally got vaccinated against Covid-19, writes Dan Danaher. Sarah, who lives in Emelagh near Quilty, has 13 children, 34 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. The great-great-grandmother was left in despair in recent weeks amid concerns she was being left behind in the national vaccination programme. Her grandson, Declan Wilkes, (37) recently went public to highlight the family’s growing frustration over the delay. “Thank god the day has finally arrived. She’s uplifted, it’s completely transformed her mood – the thought that no one cared and of being left behind was so upsetting to see. “We’re relieved beyond belief; it’s been an emotional few days since Sarah’s story came out. It’s resonated with a lot of families out there still waiting. “It’s also brought great comfort to my mother, Rita, who as her carer, has lived with the fear every day …

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